Ormiston NEW Academy

Excellence through Endeavour


  • Head of subject: Mr M Lawless
  • Years taught: 9 to 11, Key stage 4
  • Qualifications: BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Engineering
  • QAN Code: 600/4788/4
  • Examining body: Pearson Education (Edexcel)

What you will study

Engineering is all about the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of just about anything with moving parts.  You will study 4 units in total with 2 being core units and 2 being specifically selected units. The units you will study are as follows:

  • The Engineered World
  • Investigating and Engineering product
  • Engineering Materials
  • Computer-aided Engineering

The skills and qualities you need to succeed in this course are

  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • The ability to research independently, analyse and evaluate information
  • Good practical skills

How is the course assessed?

The BTEC is assessed in two ways, the first being an exam sat by every student under taking the course and the second is by completing written reports and practical tasks. Unit 1 The Engineered World is assessed by students sitting an exam, the other three units are all assessed through written assignments and practical tasks.

What might you study after this?

Students successfully completing the Level 2 course will be able to progress to the Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering.  Students successfully completing the Level 3course will be able to progress to HND or Degree level qualification.

Possible careers

Potential career opportunities include: research, design engineering, manufacturing, quality assurance, project management, development and testing, marketing, customer services, business management, materials development.

For more information contact

Mr M Lawless.